Sermon: July 12, 2020

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Part 1:
“Keep Your Hopes Up”
by Michael Lewis

July 12, 2020

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  1. Hope has a  “why” .
  2. Hope has a  “how” .
  3. Hope has a  “who” .

Scriptures: Lk 24:17-21; Lk 24:3-5; Acts 2:14-40; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Romans 1:4; 1 Thess.4:13-14; John 11:25, 26.

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Prayer Requests: July 12, 2020

Prayer Requests
from July 12, 2020

“The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness.”  -Psalm 111:7-8

Scott & Karmen Rouse: Please continue prayers for Nichole and her family as her dad continues to have tests and is scheduled for surgery for cancer. Also, for all the families who are unable to be with family members in the hospital.

David & Linda Bruner: Please pray for Bill Henniger, a dear brother from Richland, WA. He is very ill.

Toby & Lisa Schindelbeck: We would like to pray for our President and his team. To keep them safe and bless them with wisdom and discernment in the running of our country. And we are very thankful that the virus death rate is dropping fast.

Dan & Teri Dupey: Pray for all our members. Pray for the virus to subside. Pray for Andy & Darcy’s move. We are thankful for him. Dan’s knee is progressing. Thank you.

Misty Stemmene: Please keep my best friend, Treeanna in your prayers. Her sister passed away. Also, pray for her mother, Rebecca.

AJ Stemmene: Pray for those that care for others, the shut ins and medical professionals. Praise our God for life for however long it may be.

Amber Conte: Pray that Paul and I can keep up the good training of our dog, Izzy.

Tom Chaney: Please pray for my surgery to go well on August 21.

Michael & Carmen Lewis: Our son, Shane and his wife, Kim plus their two children (our grandchildren) have been under self-quarantine for the past two weeks as they have all been in contact with those with the virus. Please pray for God’s protection and bless them as they care for one another. Carmen’s sister, Treva Vogl had a PET scan that showed the cancer spreading from her liver and now in her lymph nodes also. She is going for second opinion at MD Anderson. Pray that a helpful procedure will be found and please pray for her healing.

Chris & Nichole Rouse: Please continue to keep Nichole’s dad, Carroll Taylor, in your prayers. He has a PET scan on July 13 and an appointment with the medical oncologist at OU Medical on July 27 to discuss PET scan results, surgery and treatment options.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: Praying for Carmen Lewis’s sister, Treva. She has been found to have cancer. Prayers for healing, strength, and hope.

Tabby Cutler: Please pray for the churches in CA. It sounds like a hoax-but it is true. The governor has declared singing in worship is not allowed. I saw a post on Facebook from a member from the congregation I grew up in about it. They are really struggling with this.

Betty Rude: Prayers for Johnathan, my grandson, for a safe travel as he flies back to Tulsa.

Sandy Simpson: John’s knee replacement surgery went very well. Thank you for your prayers and phone calls/texts.

Kent & Georgette Rude: Please remember to pray for those who leave prayers in the box at the garden, as well as our nation leaders.

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Bulletin: July 12, 2020

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Our Worship…

To God Be the Glory
Welcome/Family News
Heaven Came Down
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Communion Thought and Prayers
Jesus is Coming Soon
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
(v 1,3 & 4) (dismiss children)
Video: I Need Hope
Message: SAVED, PT. 1
When the Roll is Called Up Yonder
Special Announcements
Prayer of Thanksgiving

Church Family Update…

Ladies Retreat… “Save the Date” October 2-4 Accommodations will be at Savenac Historic Tree Nursery in Montana. More information to come.

 Staffed Nursery… You are welcome to drop your child off in the nursery this Sunday. Our nursery will be staffed beginning today, but we continue to ask adults to wear a mask out of an abundance of caution for our children.

Local Ladies Day Event…  At the Valley Church of Christ on  November 7th. Check out the flyer on our new bulletin board for more information or call the church office.

Prayers & Thanksgivings…

Shelia Bucher: Please pray for God to give clarity to those who are looking for work and school for their kids. A place of comfort and learning in a safe environment would be nice. In a world of such uncertainty…I pray for the will of God in our life.

Lynelle Dehlbom: Our grandson, TJ fell out of bed and hit something with his eye, his eyelid was cut all the way through but, praise God, his eyeball was spared. Please pray for TJ and his family.

From the Garden of Prayer: Please say a prayer for our dear friends who lost their father, Luke on June 26, 2020.

Also from the Garden: Please pray for my mother to get out of her toxic relationship and for my father to stay in prison.

Teri Dupey: Dan injured his knee a few weeks ago and is still in quite a lot of pain. Please pray for Dan’s knee to heal quickly.

Michael & Carmen Lewis: Treva Vogl, Carmen’s sister has two kinds of cancer and things are more serious than first hoped. Please pray for her healing.

AJ Stemmene: Prayers for my daughter, Misty Lee. Please pray for her health issues. Praise the Lord for family and friends and being able to enjoy them! Also, praise God for this country.

Betty Rude: So thankful for family and God’s many blessings.

Sermon Notes…

SAVED: Pt. 1 “So Keep Your Hopes Up”

  1. Hope has a _______________.
  2. Hope has a _______________.
  3. Hope has a _______________.

Scriptures: LK 24:17-21; Lk 24:3-5; Acts 2:14-40; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Romans 1:4; 1 Thess.4:13-14; John 11:25, 26.

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Sermon: July 5, 2020

Why Give?

Lesson 3:
“To Bless Ourselves”
by Michael Lewis

July 5, 2020

Remember… money only adds meaning to my life when it is not THE meaning of my life.

How generosity blesses us:

  1. It guards my heart. (Mt 6:24; Lk 12:15)
  2. It grows my faith. (Mt 6:25-33; Mk 10:15; Mt 18:4; 2 Cor 8:2-8; Lk 21:3)
  3. It increases my reward. (Mt 6:19,20)

Matthew 19:28
“‘Yes,’ Jesus replied, ‘and I assure you that when the world is made new and the Son of Man sits upon his glorious throne, you who have been my followers will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.  And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life.’”

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Prayer Requests: July 5, 2020

Prayer Requests
from July 5, 2020

“The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness.”  -Psalm 111:7-8

Michael & Carmen Lewis: Treva VoglCarmen’s sister has kidney cancer. Pray that it can be removed with surgery, as well as treated, and healed.

AJ Stemmene: Prayers for my daughter, Misty Lee. Please pray for her health issues. Praise the Lord for family friends and being able to enjoy them! Also, praise God for this country.

Misty Stemmene: I need prayers for my blood pressure, now it is too low. I am working on getting it all fixed. God bless everyone.

John & Beth Cope: Please pray for our President to make good Godly decisions. Please pray for our members of congress to turn to God and make Godly decisions. Please pray for our nation to behave more Godly and loving.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: In spite of the virus and the troubled land that we live in, I feel peace and great hope. Our God is alive.

Betty Rude: So thankful for family and God’s many blessings.

John & Beth Cope: Please put Beth in prayer for health issues. Also, prayers for our daughter, Caitlyn for health issues. Not sure, what is going on pray the problems are revealed and resolved.

Mike & Victoria Isenhart: Prayers for Shelia and family, they could be moved safely into their new home. We miss you and love you.

Larry & Sylvia Slate: Prayers for Kurt Roush as he began a new job today. Prayers for Jessie Campbell. It was so good to see him. May God bless his military journey.

Chris & Nichole Rouse: Please keep Nichole’s dad, Carroll, in your prayers. He has a couple of skin cancer places. He is awaiting a decision on the course of treatment.

John & Sandy Simpson: Please keep John in your prayers. He is having knee replacement surgery on one knee this Wednesday, July 8, and the second knee in about a month. Thank you so much.

Scott & Lynelle Dehlbom: Our grandson, TJ fell out of bed and hit something with his eye, his eyelid was cut all the way through but praise God, his eyeball was spared. Please pray for TJ and his family.

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Bulletin: July 5, 2020

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Our Worship…

Praise Him, Praise Him
We Praise Thee, O God (standing)
Welcome Family News
Video: July 4th
God Bless America (v1)
Prayer for our Nation
I Will Call Upon the Lord
God Still Lives
Awesome God
I Gave My Life for Thee
Communion Thought and Prayers  Seek Ye First
A Beautiful Life (standing, dismiss children)
Video: More Coke
Message: WHY GIVE
Years I Spent in Vanity
Prayer of Blessing and Thanksgiving
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

Church Family Update…

Children’s Worship… We are continuing children’s worship during the sermon today for children who enjoy a Biblical message geared to their age. Please know if you are uncomfortable in sending your children to that activity, we totally respect your decision. However, a number of parents have requested we offer our children’s worship again; plus, Delvona & Howard Rude are leading this important ministry.

Ladies Retreat… “Save the Date” October 2-4 Accommodations will be at Savenac Historic Tree Nursery in Montana. More information to come.

Adult Bible Class, children’s classes, teen classes, and So-In-Love Ladies Class… are now scheduled  to resume on September 13th…. Unless things get worse before they get better. Right now there are just too many with concerns to resume classes. Thanks.

The church office will be closed on July 6th in observance of Independence Day.

Prayers & Thanksgivings…

Dan & Teri Dupey: Please pray for safe travel for James, Tanya and family. They are driving back to Arizona this week. Prayers for Dan. He is still recovering from a knee injury.

Kurt Roush: Praise God, I start my new job soon.

Andy & Darcy Ponder: Thank you all for praying for Darcy’s sister, Dee. She is healing and will soon be engaged in physical therapy. Praise God.

Misty Stemmene: I just found out that I have diabetes. Please pray that the medication will help and that my new eating habits will as well. God bless you all.

Toby & Lisa Schindelbeck: We would love prayers for healing for Toby’s sleep and pain. We also ask for prayers for our President, his family and all of the people working together for the good of our country.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: Thank you all my dear family at Dalton who came out to bless Mother for her 100th birthday. It was perfect!

Tiffiany and Sloan Walker: From Tiffinay, Please pray for me, I am starting a new job and feeling nervous about it. From Sloan, Please pray for the grandma’s in nursing homes to stay healthy.

Victoria & Mike Isenhart: Please pray for Bonnie Boulton and her son, Brian. He is in desperate need of a kidney. Prayers for Andy & Darcy Ponder for the process of selling their home. We appreciate Andy & Darcy for serving our Lord Jesus and serving our family. You are both cherished in Christ’s love.

Marsha Becker: May God bring us together to be our best Christian selves in these times of turmoil.

Jack & Tabby Cutler: Tabby’s Aunt Helen passed away June 27. We know where her soul has gone so for that we are at peace. However, for my cousins the world got a little darker when her light went out. Please pray for them, there are a lot of them. God will know who you are praying for, just call them “The Hopkins”.

Georgette Rude: Thanks be to God for the blessings of the workers and visitors in the garden of prayer.

Marci Nelson: Please pray for Maverick, Ruby, Samantha (their mom) and Stephanie (their grandma). Stephanie’s mother (Margie Lisenbee) passed away from cancer last Sunday. She was a major caregiver for Maverick and Ruby since their infancy.

Michael & Carmen Lewis: Praise God. Terry Beasley is home and doing well. No cancer. Treva Beasley is still waiting for test results. Pray for a good report. And pray for safety as our extended family travels.

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Sermon: June 28, 2020

Why Give?

Lesson 2:
“Because It Blesses Others”
by Michael Lewis

June 28, 2020

We are made to pour, not store. (Luke 12:13-20)

Luke 12:13
“Then someone called from the crowd, ‘Teacher, please tell my brother to divide our father’s estate with me.’“

Luke 12:15
“Then he said, ‘Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.’”

Luke 16:10-11
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.  And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?” 

It’s NOT bad to be rich; It’s bad to NOT be good at being rich.

2 Timothy 6:17-19

Why Give To Bless Others:

1. We help others meet authentic needs.

Acts 2:44-45
“All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need… praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

1 John 3:17
“If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no  compassion, how can God’s love be in that person?”

2. We declare a different path to joy.

1 Timothy 6:17
“Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unrealiable.”

Proverbs 11:25
“The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”

Hebrews 13:5
“Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”

3. We make the good news more available.

Luke 8:1, 2
“After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.”

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Prayer Requests: June 28, 2020

Prayer Requests
June 28, 2020

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  -Romans 15:13

Kurt Roush: Praise God, I start my new job soon.

Andy & Darcy Ponder: Thank you all for praying for Darcy’s sister, Dee. She is healing and will soon be engaged in physical therapy. Praise God.

Misty Stemmene: I just found out that I have diabetes. Please pray that the medication will help and that my new eating habits will as well. God bless you all.

Toby & Lisa Schindelbeck: We would love prayers for healing for Toby’s sleep and pain. We also ask for prayers for our President, his family and all of the people working together for the good of our country.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: Thank you all my dear family at Dalton who came out to bless Mother for her 100th birthday. It was perfect!

Tiffinay & Sloan Walker: From Tiffinay, Please pray for me, I am starting a new job and feeling nervous about it. From Sloan, Please pray for the grandma’s in nursing homes to stay healthy.

Victoria & Mike Isenhart: Please pray for Bonnie Boulton and her son, Brian. He is in desperate need of a kidney. Prayers for Andy & Darcy Ponder for the process of selling and moving from Idaho. Thank you for serving our Lord Jesus and serving our family. You are both cherished in Christ’s love.

Marsha Becker: May God bring us together to be our best Christian selves in these times of turmoil.

Jack & Tabby Cutler: Tabby’s Aunt Helen passed away on Sat. June 27. We know where her soul has gone so for that we are at peace. However, for my cousins the world got a little darker, when her light went out. Please pray for them, there are a lot of them. God will know who you are praying for, just call them “The Hopkins”.

Georgette Rude: Thanks be to God for the blessings of the workers and visitors in the garden of prayer.

Marci Nelson: Please pray for MaverickRubySamantha (their mom) and Stephanie (their grandma). Stephanie’s mother (Margie Lisenbee) passed away from cancer last Sunday. She was a major caregiver for Maverick and Ruby since their infancy.

Michael & Carmen Lewis: Praise God. Terry Beasley is home and doing well. No cancer. Treva Beasley is still waiting for test results. Pray for a good report.

Dan & Teri Dupey: Please pray for safe travel for JamesTanya and family. They are driving back to Arizona this week. Prayers for Dan, he is still recovering from a knee injury.

Tom Chaney: His new address is 2302 Suzanne Road #104 Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

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Bulletin: June 28, 2020

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Our Worship…

The Steadfast Love of the Lord
L
ord,  I Give You My Heart
Welcome/Family News
Congregational Reading: Romans 5:6-8
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
A New Anointing
Glory to God Forever
Lord, Reign In Me
Listen to Our Hearts
Communion Thought and Prayers
How Great Thou Art (during cup)
I Stand In Awe (standing, dismiss children)
Video: “Little Things”
Message: “Why Give” Pt 2
Our God, He is Alive (standing)
Prayer of Blessing
Light the Fire

Church Family Update…

Children’s Worship: We will resume children’s worship during the sermon today for children who enjoy a Biblical message geared to their age. Please know if you are uncomfortable in sending your children to that activity, we totally respect your decision. However, a number of parents have requested we offer this ministry again; plus, Delvona & Howard Rude are ready to again lead this activity.

Ladies Retreat: “Save the Date” October 2-4 Accommodations will be at Savenac Historic Tree Nursery in Montana. There will be a special guest song leader. And many more surprises!  More information to come.

In observance of Independence Day
the church office will be closed Monday, July 6th

Prayers & Thanksgivings…

Mike & Cindy Wood: Thank you for supporting our Family Promise families with our in between Covid-19 (Bridge) model. They are enjoying the meals!

Michael & Carmen Lewis: Continue to pray for Terry Beasley and Treva Vogl both for a cancer free oncology report.

Scott & Karmen Rouse: Keep Andy & Darcy Ponder in your prayers as they wait for their house to sell.

AJ Stemmene: Please pray for a family friend, Faith Country. Daily prayer and power. I praise Him for blessings.

Katrina Swaim: I pray that God’s peace and healing will rest upon this nation, and that we will have humility to confront the wrongs of our past and present honestly. May Christ’s love lead us forward.

Misty Stemmene: I could use prayers for my leg pain. Hoping to find out what is going on soon. God Bless.

From the Garden: I recently got out of a domestic violence relationship. My son and I are staying at a shelter for battered women. I believe that it was God that came to my rescue.  Please pray for me and my son.

From the Garden: Thank you for this blessed garden. It is beautiful. Thank you, Michael.

From the Garden: Please pray for my mom and two sisters, Jazmine and Jessie, that they find Christ. Also, that God provides me a road to take with my career and to become stronger in faith. Thank you,  Alyssa.

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